General Article UK sex and relationships education fails to prepare young people for modern day life

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Almost half (47%) of today’s secondary school pupils say Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) doesn’t cover what they really need to know about sex.

The information void this creates isn’t filled by parents – only 5% of young people get their information from their mum and 1% from their dad.

82% of young people say schools should listen to young people when shaping SRE.

New research released today shows 47% of secondary school pupils think their school’s Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) does not meet their needs. The lack of relevant sex and relationships education in schools and at home means 81% of teenagers are getting most of their sexual health knowledge from less reliable sources, leaving them vulnerable and ill-prepared to navigate their way through relationships.

The study of over 2,000 14-18-year-olds, commissioned by Brook, the country’s largest young people’s sexual health charity illustrates

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